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30 April 2016

May Watercolor Challenge

Our logo this months is Bell Rock Lighthouse, painted by Joseph Turner in 1819. According to Wikipedia, it's the oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. The artist never actually traveled there; they think that he had drawings as reference material when he did this painting.

This month's chapter from Artists' Color Guide is chapter 6, The Reds, which shows how to play with both red and violet. There are some beautiful pictures in the book that could be copied, or you could try imitating one like these, which I found on Pinterest:

And here are a couple of timelapses to have a look at, and see how they build their pictures.

As usual, after you've played around with doing blending and technique practice, try doing a painting. Then stop by the group and post your work so we can all admire your progress!


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